| Dec 12, 2011
| 11:50 PM
Last year when I wasn’t a party of the San Diego Film Critics Society, I cringed when I saw how many awards they gave to 44 Inch Chest, a movie with a great cast, but lame screenplay.
This year as part of the group, I enjoyed the fun as we sent...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 5:56 AM
The Oscar race isn't getting any easier to predict.
This morning, the Hollywood Foreign Press unveiled their nominees for the best in film and television in 2011. And while this small group of media generally has little influence over the Oscars, it's...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 10:45 AM
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle introduced Sherlock Holmes to the world in the 1800s, and the Guinness World Records has said that Holmes has been the “most portrayed movie character” on the screen, with well over 200 movies.
Buster Keaton had an...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 3:54 PM
As a general rule, roughly 99% of remakes fall somewhere between the awful and the utterly redundant — particularly when there was nothing wrong with the original. But, in Hollywood terms, there was one thing fatally wrong about the original “...
| Dec 19, 2011
*** (out of four)
No hard feelings, Danish director Niels Arden Oplev. In helming the poorly paced 2009 Swedish version of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” you tried your best. But David Fincher now owns you.
With his English language...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 12:44 PM
Come to the land of the ice and snow/From the midnight sun where the hot springs flow…
These lyrics start off Led Zeppelin’s third album, and they start of the American version of the Nordic tale The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. This version...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 1:26 PM
"The Adventures of Tintin 3D" (PG-13). Directed by Steven Spielberg, this animated tale is about a young reporter Tintin (Jamie Bell), and his faithful dog, Snowy, who face numerous adventures while fighting off shady characters. With...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 3:34 PM
Everyone has at least one skill that doesn't have a practical use.
Mine is the ability to name every movie ever to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.
I absorbed that knowledge from years of reading critical studies of the Oscars, to the point...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 8:45 PM
Few films have more award-winning talent than"Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close."
Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock need no introduction. Director Stephen Daldry earned Oscar nominations for "The Hours" and "The Reader." Eric Roth wrote the screenplays for"...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 3:42 AM
LOS ANGELES -- "The Help," a movie about the treatment of maids in a Mississippi town during the civil rights era, took top honors at the Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday night, making it the movie to watch as the Oscar awards approach next month.
| Jan 30, 2012
The 2012 awards season has been unpredictable,to say the least, and last night' s 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards was no exception. The Help picked up three SAG awards at Sunday's ceremony, giving Golden Globe frontrunners like The Artist and...